Spencer Pratt was beyond devastated when the show that made him famous came to an abrupt end.
In a new interview with Vice's Broadly, Pratt compares the end of The Hills to one of the worst terrorist attacks on U.S. ground.
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As fans of the popular MTV show may recall, the controversial couple -- nicknamed Speidi -- quickly became fan favorites when they coupled up during season two, and they went on to rack up millions of dollars from the reality series about a group of young women living in Los Angeles.
"We were fame whores, getting literally a million plus a year in photos and being hated for it," Pratt, 32, revealed. "It's frustrating for me that people don't recognize that this was genius. This was innovating!"
But when a new reality show, Jersey Shore, debuted on the network and became a success, MTV canceled The Hills in 2010 after six seasons.
"[The Hills getting canceled] was our 9/11," Pratt explained, referring to the four terrorist attacks targeting U.S. landmarks on September 11, 2001. Once they discovered they'd no longer be gracing TV screens, the couple hopped on a plane to Costa Rica, Pratt said, where they briefly lived in luxury in a Ritz Carlton hotel, even ordering in room service for "every meal." Needless to say, they were broke by the end of their trip.
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Despite their hardship, Pratt revealed that their love is timeless. Nearly a decade since the first episode of The Hills aired, Speidi -- who now reside in Pratt's father's beachside home near Santa Barbara, California -- is still going strong.
"I love Heidi because she's the most special angel I have ever come across," Pratt, who tied the knot with 29-year-old Montag in April 2009, gushed. "Heidi is like the sunset."
After receiving some hate for his comments comparing the end of the show to 9/11, Pratt took to Twitter to apologize in a series of tweets. "Where Trump and Yeezy at when you need them!?," he began. "My 9/11 comment: I want to apologize for making a such a thoughtless analogy."
"I'm not going to make dumb celebrity excuses about being taken out of context," he continued. "I just said something dumb and potential hurtful to a lot of people and that's all there is to it. I'll likely say something dumb again, but I know I need to check myself on this one. Again, apologies to anyone I offended and for being insensitive. Much love, Spencer."
Last October, ET caught up with Montag's co-star, Kristin Cavallari, who opened up about life post-Hills. While she hasn't exactly kept in contact with all of the stars of the series, she considers Montag a close pal.
"I talk to Heidi all the time," Cavallari said. "It seems like she's doing really well and [she and husband Spencer Pratt] are really happy."
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